What do you want, anyway? A signed note from God?
— The Hill (@thehill) August 15, 2015
How do you KNOW that David Axelrod didn’t rip me off?
Bernie’s huge crowds recall Howard Dean’s in ’04 when he rallied “Democratic wing of Democratic Party.” Dean was impactful, but Kerry won.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 2, 2015
@davidaxelrod I thought it was George W. Bush who won.
— MartinEdwinAndersen (@InsightCaptain) July 2, 2015
Basically, the State Department announced that they’d be releasing all of the Hillary Clinton emails that they have at the beginning of next year. Admittedly, a federal judge is having none of that, but never mind that right now. You see, Hot Air is questioning the timing:
January of 2016? Could it have come at a worse time? The official beginning of the primaries will be only weeks away, and by that point in time even Hillary will have had to have started answering some questions, making public appearances and talking to reporters. If they’d all just been dumped this winter she might have been able to file any unpleasant results under the “old news” category as she and her husband usually do, but this schedule promises some fresh meat just as the election is heating up on a national level.
If John Kerry were seriously considering another run at the White House I’d almost think that he planned this release date himself for maximum damage.
I kind of agree, kind of disagree.
The more one watches the coverage of Mrs Clinton, the more it becomes apparent that it won’t be the serious scandals – the Benghazis or the private email account – that will matter. Rather, the much greater danger is that she could become a joke.
Unlike Barack Obama’s early days, Mrs Clinton isn’t viewed as “off limits” to the entertainment and media worlds. And unlike her husband, former president Bill Clinton, Mrs Clinton must get elected in a world where conservative websites and citizen journalists with camera phones are ubiquitous.
Why, then: this is Hell, nor are we out of it. – C. Marlowe.
I don’t know how the Onion managed this. Or Cracked.com. Or the Washington Free Beacon. Any of the Usual Suspects, really.
Not that I particularly object to the Democrats holding off on publishing what was essentially a political hack job against the last President, but…
Secretary of State John Kerry personally phoned Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Friday morning to ask her to delay the imminent release of her committee’s report on CIA torture and rendition during the George W. Bush administration, according to administration and Congressional officials.
Kerry was not going rogue — his call came after an interagency process that decided the release of the report early next week, asFeinstein had been planning, could complicate relationships with foreign countries at a sensitive time and posed an unacceptable risk to U.S. personnel and facilities abroad. Kerry told Feinstein he still supports releasing the report, just not right now.
OK, let’s get started. First off, the article is by Brent Budowsky…
Dang. Lost half the crowd, right there. Well, it’s to be expected.
…anyway, the article has the headline Brent Budowsky: Kerry as Churchill…
Annnnnd there goes most of the rest. Look, I don’t pick easy contests of self-discipline, OK?
…Moving on, let us see the screencap: (more…)
To mangle a favorite saying of a friend of mine: The Kerry works for the Czar.
If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday.
Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to Jewish State.
“Previously.” One of two things just happened: either Barack Obama has nominated somebody for Secretary of State who is now putting words in Barack Obama’s mouth*; or the Obama administration has decided to start the process where they can distance themselves from an ally that is cordially hated by large swathes of supporters of the Obama administration. You tell me which is worse, because I’m still scratching my head over trying to decide that one. (more…)
A Lab is a remarkably unpretentious dog for Kerry to have…
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) April 25, 2014
…and it’s doing what dogs do. Besides: I might not really like John Kerry, but I don’t hate him enough to gratuitously insult his dog. The courtesies must be, as they say, observed.
Mind you, that title is not entirely fair to the Secretary of State: or rather, it is fair for all the wrong reasons.
Delusional Venezuelan Maduro says Kerry (who can’t even pilot a swift boat) organized protests against his government http://t.co/f0PWLIs0Fb
— Comrade Pizza Fork (@DefendWallSt) February 23, 2014
All I can say is… I wish.
PS: It’s nice to see that the usual US/rest of the planet awareness mismatch operates in both directions, though.
Check with your former colleagues, Secretary Kerry: there was no point to signing this treaty, because it will not be ratified.
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it.
“This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services. “The Administration is wasting precious time trying to sign away our laws to the global community and unelected U.N. bureaucrats.”
A majority of Senators oppose the treaty because it covers small arms, making ratification impossible in the short term.